The Truth Behind The Calls for Help From Benghazi

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 5.32.56 PMAmbassador Stevens and several other Americans were killed on September 11, 2012 and a film is out in theaters depicting the event and the heroic actions of some former Navy SEALS. Among the disturbing revelations in the movie is one where calls to help went unanswered, something the Obama Administration, and Hillary’s State Department deny. According to The Blaze:

The action film “13 Hours” tells the true story of the Americans who were left to fight their way out of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The movie centers on the heroics of a small group of Americans who fought-off a terrorist attack as their calls for help went unanswered. Four Americans died that night, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

 

It has been widely reported that Stevens had warned the Department of State about the deteriorating conditions in the area. It’s also well documented that he made numerous requests to for additional security. Those requests were denied.

 

Less than a week before the deadly attack, a United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) report described how the militias were taking advantage of the lax security in the area.

 

“Annie,” a former CIA and FBI informant with direct knowledge of the intelligence reports in this case told For The Record, “I was getting requests and taskings to identify specific targets and threats to US persons and facilities in the months leading up to Benghazi, so the intelligence community was clearly receiving a variety of information and chatter that there were credible threats.”

 

Those reports pointed to the October 2011 overthrow and death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi as the event that triggered unleashed terror in the region.

It’s interesting that the Africa command, State Department and White House all had knowledge of a bad situation in Benghazi. And even during the the attack, with reactionary forces nearby and drones watching from overhead, why didn’t they act to save the American staff.

The movie is getting a lot of favorable reviews, and couldn’t come at a worse time for Hillary in the middle of her election and private email server. But timing of the message will be the least of considerations by Americans who see the movie.

Anger will be front-and-center as more and more Americans wonder why nothing was done to rescue the staff at Benghazi.

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